Papers in Refereed Journals

Schwier, R.A. (2006).  Commentary on a review of e-learning in Canada: A rough sketch of the evidence, gaps and promising directions. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32(3), 71-84. | full text

Daniel. B., Schwier, R.A., & Ross, H. (2007). Synthesis of the process of learning through discourse in a formal virtual learning community. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18(4), 461-477. | full text

Refereed Conference Papers

Daniel, B.K., & Schwier, R.A. (2009, October) A preliminary consideration of learning processes in virtual learning communities. Proceedings of E-Learn 2009, Vancouver, British Columbia, October, 2009.  | full text

Daniel, B.K., & Schwier, R.A. (2007). Engagement and knowledge sharing in a virtual learning community. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-Media 2007 (pp. 639-646). Cheseapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  | full text

Daniel, B.K., McCalla, G.I., & Schwier, R.A. (2006, November). Social network analysis techniques: Implications for information and knowledge sharing in virtual learning communities. Proceedings of LORNET 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. | full text

Daniel, B.K., McCalla, G., & Schwier, R.A. (2006, November). Mining soft data to understand the process of information and knowledge sharing in virtual learning communities. Poster session at LORNET 06, Montreal, PQ. | slide presentation

Ross, H., Schwier, R.A., & Daniel, B.K. (2006, May) Fresh faces in blended learning environments. Paper presented at TLt 2006, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 1. | full text

Schwier, R.A. (2005, October). 'The Nature of Manifest Learning in Two Virtual Learning Communities. Annual conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Orlando, Florida, October 21, 2005. | slide presentation

Daniel, B, McCalla, G., & Schwier, R.A.  (2004). Virtual Communities: Directions for Learning, Technology, and Research in Distance Education. Annual conference of the Canadian Association for Distance Education, Toronto, ON, May 31.

Schwier, R., & Dykes, M. (2004). The Struggle for Community and Content in Virtual Learning Communities. Proceedings of Ed-Media 2004 (pp. 2976-2982), Lugano, Switzerland. | full text

Schwier, R.A. (1999). Turning learning environments into learning communities: Expanding the notion of interaction in multimedia. Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Seattle, Washington: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, June 23.

Invited Conference Presentations

Schwier, R.A., & Wilson, J.R. (2010, February). Teaching technologically. Mini-course offered by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan. | wiki

Schwier, R.A. (2009, December). e-LEARNING@usask. Keynote presentation to the Board of Governors and University Council Chairs, University of Saskatchewan. | slide presentation

Schwier, R.A. (2008, May). Our First Life - Technology for Important Things. Keynote address. Campus Saskatchewan Teaching and Learning with the Power of Technology Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Slides available: http://www.slideshare.net/schwier/t-lt-keynote-2008/. | slide presentation

Schwier, R.A. (2008, April). Seniortech: Social networking tools. Workshop for the Saskatoon Council on Aging, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wiki available: http://seniortech.wikispaces.com

McCalla, G, Greer, J., Kanuka, H., & Schwier, R.A. (2007, November). Moving e-learning research from the lab into the classroom. Third Annual Technology Forum, University of Saskatchewan.

Schwier, R.A. (2005). Moving advances in e-learning to the real classroom. LORNET Research Symposium, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 19, 2005.

Schwier, R.A. (2004). Brass tacks for online learning: Observations from the trenches. Keynote address to Riding the Crest of Change: Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Conference.  Regina, SK, May 5.